Woxall, Pennsylvania

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Woxall
Woxhall
Village
Woxall is located in Pennsylvania
Woxall
Woxall
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°18′38″N 75°26′55″W / 40.31056°N 75.44861°W / 40.31056; -75.44861
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Township Upper Salford
Founded pre 1727
(as Kroppestettel)
Established 1888 as Woxall
Named for "Knocks All" partial slogan for an unknown soap brand
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 420 ft (130 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,318
 • Density 820/sq mi (320/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 18979, 19438
Area codes 215 & 267
Website uppersalfordtownship.org

Woxall or sometimes Woxhall is a census-designated place (CDP) in Upper Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. It is located on the east side of the Perkiomen Creek, which flows south into the Schuylkill River. The population was 1,318 at the 2010 census. It is served by the Harleysville post office with the zip code of 19438.[1][2][3]

The village of Woxall was originally known as Kroppestettel, which in Pennsylvania Dutch means Crowtown. The village was later named Mechanicsville. By the end of the eighteenth century, the town contained a hotel and restaurant, town hall, shoe shop, wheelwright, and 12 homes. The village kept the name Mechanicsville until 1888 when a post office was established. A new name needed to be selected for the post office because another Pennsylvania town had the same name. After much discussion, residents submitted the name Noxall, "Knocks All" to postal authorities. The name had been read on the side of a bar of a box of soap in the village store. Evidently, they misread the "N" for a "W" and approved the name Woxall for the post office.

The Village of Woxall grew up near the Old Goshenhoppen Church, erected in 1744, where Lutheran and Reformed congregations met. With the arrival of the railroad in 1868, Salfordville, which prospered without railroad or trolley, grew around an old inn. By 1877, it contained a post office, general store, cigar factory, and 19 homes.

Other villages include Bergey, known in 1893 as Branchville, and Salford, called Rudy in the early 1900s. These two villages, along with Woxall and Salfordville, were noted for their general stores that sold a variety of items including fine clocks, furniture, barrel molasses, and quilting thread.[4]

Woxall is rural area, where it is largely agriculture fields, woods, and some housing developments which have been built in the last 10 years. Woxall is one of the last areas in Montgomery County were there are dirt roads. Also it is self-proclaimed most redneck town in Montgomery County according to numerous locals.

Also there are "deep parts"- as referred to by the locals. Where it is woods and nature preserves, there is a large population of deer and hunting is common in this area. This is the location of all the dirt roads inside of the village.

Woxall also has its own football league. Called Woxall Football, where they play football at Salford Hills Elementary School. The team is very successful and has faced and won to numerous teams such as Park Ave. of Harleysville pa.[https://mobile.twitter.com/WoxallFootball]

Along with football the sport of "Deep Woxalling" is very popular with locals of Woxall. This sport usually involves taking a truck in to deep regions of Woxall. Than you seek out a dirt road and attempt to follow it while maintaining speeds that are at or bellow the speed limit. This sport is usually done with at least 2 people, one to drive, and one to proclaim "DEEP WOXALL" while blaring country music. . The sport embraces the culture of Woxall in the most Woxallian way possible.

Woxall is the home town of God Lives Underwater guitarist Jeff Turzo and Bloodhound Gang bass player Jared Hasselhoff. Also some other notable people are David Milligan, winner in the national jr. state police games, and Aidan Derstine- Upper Salford Volunteer firefighter and well known, all around "bad to the bone" kid.

Woxall is the pride and joy of America showing the true American way. They may call Woxallians rednecks or hillbilly's but we don't care we embrace it. Woxall is the place to live.

Woxall sunrise

Woxall, PA Demographics[edit]

Race Woxall Pennsylvania National
Caucasian 100.00% 82.49% 74.17%
African American 0.00% 10.80% 12.56%
Asian 0.00% 2.77% 4.81%
American Indian 0.00% 0.15% 0.82%
Native Hawaiian 0.00% 0.03% 0.17%
Mixed race 0.00% 1.83% 2.68%
Other race 0.00% 1.92% 4.79%
Hill Road (Deep Woxall)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Township". Upper Salford Township Official Website. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census". www.census.gov. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "History". ogrc.org. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  4. ^ One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a work now in the public domain: Montgomery County Planning Commission (December 2007) "2007 Open Space and Recreation Plan, Upper Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania" http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/2130 Retrieved 15 January 2015.

5 Woxall, PA Demographics." Woxall, PA Population & Demographics. Areavibes, n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2016. <http://www.areavibes.com/woxall-pa/demographics/>